During our Thanksgiving Holiday, we had an opportunity to stop in at Living Felt in Austin, Texas. We met the owner, Marie Spaulding, on line a few years ago and have been subscribing to Living Felt newsletter ever since.
We look forward to opening the newsletter to see the photos of amazing needle felted projects sent in by people from all over the world. Each week someones photo gets chosen to receive a felting goodie bag. If you are a needle felter; the newsletter is a wonderful avenue for sharing your work and entering to win felting supplies. We also follow Living Felt on Facebook and Youtube.
One of my first on line interviews for this blog and our newsletter happened to be with Marie so I was thrilled to meet her in person. Read my conversation with Marie HERE.
We were thrilled to finally meet the Living Felt crew Anne, Hannah, Kayla, and Emma in person. They gave us a Behind the Scenes tour of Living Felt. We also saw the studio where they go Live on Wooly Wednesday for needle felting workshops !
Jerry and I had an opportunity to talk with Marie and the crew about all kinds of business topics. We exchanged ideas and tips and talked about the challenges of running a creative business. Jerry also came away from our visit with new ideas for keeping product sizes and colors separated on the inventory racks.
There are some amazing Felting Workshops coming next year to Austin, Texas. Now is the time to make reservations and accomodations for 2019 Needle Felting Workshops at Living Felt.
We made sure to pick up some Felting Kits for Holiday Gifts for friends & family before heading back to San Antonio.
We stopped about 10 minutes from Living Felt at the legendary Texas Salt Lick BBQ located just outside of Austin in Driftwood Texas. This is a great place to visit after a needle felting workshop if you love BBQ. There is indoor and outdoor dining and a complete menu of Texas BBQ. Jerry enjoyed the Bison & Beef Ribs. I had the BBQ Turkey sandwich to begin my Thanksgiving Holiday Feast ahead of time.
It was a joy to meet Marie and her crew at Living Felt. Their enthusiasm for sharing their creative business is contagious ! See for yourself. Watch a Wooly Wednesday Live broadcast.
If you crochet, you will definitely have some fun making your holiday gifts and decor with The Cheerful Chameleon's 2018 Holiday Critter Crochet A Long Contest.
I am honored to be asked to be one of the Judges in the 2018 Holiday Critter Crochet A Long Contest at The Cheerful Chameleon.
Charlyn asked me to send her some information about myself for the About the Judges Page. I decided to put some of the skills I gained this year with Youtube Videos to create a video about myself, GlassEyesOnLine, and The Contest. Joy recorded the video and we all had fun at GlassEyesOnLine making it. I edited it using Camtasia Studio.
Today I am in Valdosta Georgia because we evacuated for Hurricane Florence. I kept busy with my computer. I found some photos and videos I took when Jerry and I celebrated our 24th Anniversary at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC.
We attended the opening of the Chihuly Exhibit and it was my intention to share my pictures and videos upon our return; but life and business got in the way.
The weather was unusual on that day in May with intermittent clouds and showers. It made for some interesting photos and videos of the glass. It was such a romantic way to spend our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit and our time together.
The exhibit is ending October 7 so there is still time to visit. I highly recommend attending the night exhibit as well if you are able to make it.
I hope you will enjoy the photos and videos as much as I did creating them.
We are heading back tomorrow and want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during our evacuation. We are praying for everyone in North Carolina and South Carolina that was affected by Hurricane Florence.
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How Product Giveaways led to an International Dealer Store Locator Page. Behind the Scenes @GlassEyesOnLine.comRead Now
We'd like to develop more working relationships with creative businesses in other Countries that can sell our products to their local customers and at craft fairs.
What we are proposing is to direct customers in that Country to their local shop to purchase our products.
For the customer needing small quantities of Glass Eyes, Safety Eyes and Noses, or Joints; getting them locally is a convenient and affordable option.
We are currently building a Dealer Store Locator Worldwide Page on our website for International Customers to locate a store near them where they can purchase our products.
By growing our International Business relationships; customers will no longer have to wait for the packages to navigate through customs and pay the International shipping charges which currently starts at $14.95 USD and increases based on weight and destination.
Product Give Aways to International Customers
We are a family owned and operated business that provides world wide service. Our daughters' work part time in marketing and advertising so we conference on Skype each week to plan our strategy. I was talking with Joy about our ViralSweeps program that started in November. This program is open to our International Customers. For more information, Check out our GlassEyesOnLine Viral Sweeps Page.